Practically the most prominent impact on our daily routines that the Internet of Things is the change in the way we practice and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Activity trackers and fitness applications have become the coaches and been helping us thoroughly with both instruction and encouragement. Smart sportswear enables body data to be converted into training advice, and all sorts of sports equipment are increasingly able to measure and report our performance to our smartphones. IoT's presence in sports has contributed to the development of innovative applications that would radically change the industry as a whole. Now, in the sports community, such a sophisticated technology called IoT has created a buzz. To revolutionize the sports sector, entrepreneurs are investing in IoT.
Giants of sports technology install IoT-driven sensors to evolve smart fabrics and smart insoles. Such sensors can record athletes' overall health and gather athletic data to analyze them. The sensor data can be embedded with the internal systems of the team to assess the level of performance, health, stress, and injuries of an athlete if there are any. By sensing potential injuries, IoT sensors can improve the safety of athletes. In runners, smart insoles can look for foot injuries, while smart helmets will detect brain injuries following a fall or a head blow.
Sensors for tracking the status of different heating, ventilation, and electronic systems can be installed in the stadium. Plugging such systems to a centralized system will report any defects or repairs to the parties concerned. IoT sensors will also help track the use of electricity and water, helping to conserve resources. In addition, the installation of beacons in parking lots can motivate fans of sports to find empty parking spots. In addition, IoT sensors can provide traffic information that can be used to control traffic outside the stadium before and after a game. Security cameras hooked up to IoT with facial recognition feature will also ensure better stadium safety standards.
Many companies are investing in specialized stadiums and sports goods after realizing the potential of IoT in sports. However, the sports IoT market is still quite new. Sports organizations, therefore, need to start preparing for the imminent acquisition of IoT technology. Organizations can develop their own strategies and build infrastructure accordingly for this purpose. The existence of advanced technologies like IoT in sports is more evident than ever due to the recent innovations and developments. Any organization in the sports sector should not treat IoT as a passing trend in sports and therefore should pay special attention to shifting trends in the industry.